Game Report 2745 National Women's U18 Championship
PLAYED AT: Winkler Arena
Date: Nov 9, 2019
GAME NOTES: QUEBEC EDGES BLUE IN OT TO CAPTURE BRONZE QUINTON AMUNDSON WINKLER, Man. – Emilie Lussier (Ste-Martine, Que.) scored the dramatic game-winning goal with 2:45 remaining in overtime to lift Quebec to a 2-1 victory over Ontario Blue in the bronze medal game Saturday at the 2019 National Women’s Under-18 Championship. After a spirited puck battle forced the puck free in the defensive zone, Lussier galloped up the right wing with goal lights in her eyes. As soon as she gained the attacking line, she banked the puck off the boards to herself, muscled her way past two defenders and beat Ontario Blue netminder Jessie McPherson (Chatham, Ont.) one-on-one with a forehand shot that connected just inside the left post. The winner was made possible thanks to a dramatic equalizer from forward Ann-Frédérik Naud (St-Félix-de-Valois, Que.) with just 3:41 remaining in the third period; she tipped the puck into the net with a perfect sweeping backhand shot as soon as she received a hard centring pass from Gabrielle Santerre (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.) Ève Gascon (Terrebonne, Que.), crowned on Friday as the top goaltender of the tournament, helped vault her team to the win with a sturdy 21-save performance. It was McPherson who stood out in net during the majority of the game as she produced a 35-save effort. McPherson was at her best in a first period where she turned aside all 16 shots directed her way. Before the narrative was rewritten late in the game, it appeared like Ontario Blue was on its way to nabbing a narrow victory thanks to an ice-breaking goal from Kirstyn McQuigge (Bowmanville, Ont.) midway through the second period. She scored the opener by being in the right place at the right time as a puck bounced off Quebec defender Emilie Fortunato (Laval, Que.) right to McQuigge, who ripped a low, hard shot past Gascon. As a result of the victory, Quebec’s all-time medal count at this event stands at seven silver medals and two bronze.
Visiting Team: Ontario Blue
Head Coach: Geoff Haddaway
Assistant Coach: Darcy Breakey
Assistant Coach: Kayla Lascelle
Home Team: Quebec
Head Coach: Pascal Dufresne
Assistant Coach: Alyssa Cecere
Assistant Coach: Stéphanie Poirier
ONTARIO BLUE LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  McPherson, Jessie
G32  Kingsley, Mireille
  Jefferies, Melissa
  Machado, Alyssa
  Beacom, Kambel
 10  Desmarais, Madison
 11  Truter, Chavonne
 12  Harvey, Emma
 13  Larsen, Taylor
 15  Bjorgan, Rachel
 16  Wunder, Isabel
 20  Fortin, Kendra
 21  Vaslet, Mya
 22  Stockdale, Kathryn
 29  Beaudoin, Celeste
 71  McQuigge, Kirstyn
 84  Welk, Kayla
 88  Bahl, Kristina
 93  Muhn, Olivia
 94  Lester, Paige
ONTARIO BLUE PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st13 2:00 Tripping 18:481 18:48
2nd94 2:00 Tripping 14:231 14:23
3rd93 2:00 Body-Checking 9:121 9:12
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
QUEBEC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Minotti, Julia
G31  Gascon, Ève
  Cardin, Rose-Michelle
  Fortunato, Emilie
  Kosowski, Leah
  Picard, Jade
  Laforge, Kaleann
  Duchesne Chalifoux, Meghane
 11  Labad, Maya
 12  Morissette, Rebecca
 14  Lussier, Émilie
 15  Naud, Ann-Frédérik
 16  Picard, Marianne
 17  Frenette, Laurence
 18  Vermette, Noémie
 19  Santerre, Gabrielle
 20  Lavoie, Sarah-Maude
 21  Ware, Brianna
 22  Quirion, Mégane
 23  McCutcheon, Audrey
QUEBEC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Hooking 15:471 15:47
3rd23 2:00 Hooking 5:041 5:04
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
ONTARIO BLUE Goals ONTARIO BLUE PLAYERS (plus) QUEBEC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd9:29  71-9            
                
QUEBEC Goals QUEBEC PLAYERS (plus) ONTARIO BLUE PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd16:19  15-19            
1st OT7:15  14            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
ONTARIO BLUE 0 / 2
QUEBEC 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
ONTARIO BLUE 6 min / 3 inf
QUEBEC 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
ONTARIO BLUE 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
QUEBEC 2 G + 1 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
ONTARIO BLUE01001
QUEBEC00112
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
ON-B - McPherson (67:15) (OTL)16125235/0:001st OT/7:15
QUE - Gascon (67:15) (W)875121/0:001st OT/7:15
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 12:00 PM
  -  End: 2:20 PM
  -  Attendance:  
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official National Women's U18 Championship Game Report.